Jessica Jowrey

  • Hosted by Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.
  • Sponsored by AmeriCorps, Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.
  • Service location Rochester, New York
  • Law school Albany Law School
  • Issue area Employment
  • Fellowship class year 2016
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program

The Project

Help individuals, particularly those who are low income, remove barriers to employment. These barriers often include discrimination due to criminal records, race, sex, and sexual orientation.

Many people with criminal records do not realize they have employment rights. This project addresses the large need for people with criminal records to become employed and build a stable life for themselves and their children. Often people are discouraged in their job search because they have a criminal record. I help people overcome that barrier.


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